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I’m Justin. Been showing guys how pros paint for just over a decade now. Well painting that long anyway. I have a strange addiction to gimmick tools. Basically if it’s something that belongs on an infomercial being sold by the flex seal guy more than in a paint store I probably bought two. I wanna punch homeowners who point out that you haven’t painted something yet as your about to do it. That’s why I’m getting a tattoo of a paint brush that says I’m not done yet
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Homeowners think painters are stupid. Period.
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Well I don’t think you can stick a “period” on that statement. It may just be your experience and a reflection of how you presented yourself to your HO customers.

Although there are certainly arrogant HOs out there, I have never once gotten the vibe that my customers ever felt I was stupid. On the contrary, they often expressed their appreciation for my knowledge and skill sets. But maybe I was just too stupid and clueless to pick up on their true sentiments
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Well I don’t think you can stick a “period” on that statement. It may just be your experience and a reflection of how you presented yourself to your HO customers.

Although there are certainly arrogant HOs out there, I have never once gotten the vibe that my customers ever felt I was stupid. On the contrary, they often expressed their appreciation for my knowledge and skill sets. But maybe I was just too stupid and clueless to pick up on their true sentiments
I have never felt that they thought I was stupid, but every once in awhile I get a vibe of "anyone can do this" attitude.

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I have never felt that they thought I was stupid, but every once in awhile I get a vibe of "anyone can do this" attitude.

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Same. Although they usually add the "But you'll do it faster." Always makes me want to ask them if they've painted a room in the house that I can inspect and point out anything wrong.
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Yeah, the "I'm glad some people are willing to do the easy dirty work" attitude is definitely there at least some of the time. (Like RH mentioned, that's not everyone. Many also "get" the skill/knowledge).


There's also sometimes a level of distrust to overcome - that people are going to try to do short cuts. I think sometimes that's why people want to point out what's not done or do the "are you going to do that?"
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Well I don’t think you can stick a “period” on that statement. It may just be your experience and a reflection of how you presented yourself to your HO customers.
Maybe so. I did wear a propeller on my cap. And if you remember when I came in second in PT's Worst Paint Shoe Contest, I did wear red boots. lol!
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Maybe so. I did wear a propeller on my cap. And if you remember when I came in second in PT's Worst Paint Shoe Contest, I did wear red boots. lol!
Nah, I don’t think the propeller itself was the issue - but the fact that your cap was fashioned out of aluminum foil might have sown some seeds of doubt in the minds of potential customers.
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Yeah, the "I'm glad some people are willing to do the easy dirty work" attitude is definitely there at least some of the time. (Like RH mentioned, that's not everyone. Many also "get" the skill/knowledge).


There's also sometimes a level of distrust to overcome - that people are going to try to do short cuts. I think sometimes that's why people want to point out what's not done or do the "are you going to do that?"
Like when they tell you "I'll do all the prep work I just want you to come and paint".
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